Camp Bar Tosa Engagement Session

Camp Bar in Tosa makes for a really cool location for an engagement session. Thankfully I had Alec and Sabrina to share their very meaningful and favorite spot with me. Camp Bar is their neighborhood bar and is where they had their first date. It was the perfect way to come full circle for their portrait session. After a round of old-fashioneds we headed over to the nearby Menomonee River Parkway to round out the photoshoot. These two have the cutest way with each other and were simply a dream to photograph.

Lakefront Winter Engagement

Sometimes the things we want just don’t work out.  Thomas and Emily really wanted a snowy winter engagement shoot…but mother nature had other ideas and our initial lakefront winter engagement session was scraped.  After 8 weeks of snow dances we decided to call it and go with a grey monotone theme instead.  I’ve always loved the large rocks at the edge of where Lake Michigan meets Milwaukee, and we decided to tempt the wintry waves with our presence.  To really play up the grey apparel and starkness of late February I chose to shoot mostly with a high speed black and white film for effect.  Of course I had to bring out some color film to play up the bold coral lip Emily had on with the rosy/orange tones of the granite and the blue sky contrasting perfectly.  Thomas and Emily made the best of their less than ideal engagement session, and quite frankly I love thinking outside of the box and creating one of a kind imagery for my one of a kind couples.

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Wisconsin Winter Engagement Session

Cassie and Chris suggested having their engagement session in their very own backyard in Mequon, Wisconsin, and of course I was beyond excited.  Seeing my couples comfortable in their element makes for a breezy session, and as a bonus Audi got to play a large role in her mom’s (and new dad’s) engagement session.  I must admit I love having pets make a cameo in engagement and wedding photos, they are a part of the family after  all.  Cassie incorporated their upcoming wedding colors into their shoot – pink and teal for the win!  That personalized pop of color really added a little something special to the neutral winter background.  Scroll on to see the cuteness below!

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